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Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

January 31, 2018


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, Showcase

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace is a relatively new installment for the city. According to the Downtown Akron Partnership...

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Not only are there many great opportunities and fun things to do on The University of Akron campus, there are also so many things to do in the city of Akron. In downtown Akron, there are plenty of events for students to take part in, some of which are held at Lock 4. One of the major events held ...

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion, Showcase

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features a collection of women’s and men’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, bath and body p...

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that make Akron unique instead of going to bigger chain businesses. At Time Traveler Records, there is an impres...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is located in Akron’s Historic District near Musica, BLU Jazz +, and Rubber City Clothing. The w...

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has blessed West Akron with delicious baked goods. Her business began as a made-to-order bakery in 2006. She...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book store was started in Quaker Square back in 1976, but the name of the business and the location cha...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something quick. Don’t worry, I know the perfect place for you. Stray Dog Cafe, which stemmed from the Stray...

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality live jazz performances in a modern venue setting with “state-of-the-art stage, sound, and l...

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise I’m being serious about these fancy grilled cheeses. They market themselves as a “Gourmet Grilled ...

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016. This boutique is located by the main library off of W. Market Street in Akron’s Downtown Historic Dis...

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed here were the insanely cool skull accessories everywhere. Owner of The Steam Trunk, William Tomlin...

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

Coffee is an essential part of the college life for many students, so it only seems appropriate to share with you a coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere. I want to expand your coffee horizons with a coffee shop other than your usual Starbucks or Einstein Bros.   Artisan Coffee Shop opened a little over a y...

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If you’ve never been to a Metro Parks in the fall, you’re missing out. Each year, the Summit Metro Parks do the Ann...

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

 Visit The Bomb Shelter for unique finds that will make your dorm room or apartment the only place where your friends will want to hang out. A statement on thebombshelterstore.com summed it up perfectly: “Our space is arranged for viewing and engaging idea making — it’s a vintage museum where...

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion, Showcase

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been in two buildings, one of them being Kolbe Hall. I’ve spent hours on the third floor of this hall....

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet coffees and teas, and more. When I went with my family for breakfast, I got a giant omelette loade...

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those who may not be familiar with Akron’s history, this city was the “Rubber Capital of the World”...

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect for my next Hidden Gem. Having discovered it by accident, I stepped inside and was greeted ...

Why Akron is a little weird

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I sincerely love Akron. I was born here and as much as I like living here, I have noticed some things that have struck me as a little weird. We still get nerdily excited when we see the Goodyear blimp, as if it isn’t a common sight in Akron. We call the strip of grass on the side of the road...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across from Luigi’s in the Northside District, but is now located just around the corner from campus. It also...

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes? Much better than lounging at the Student Union for hours, am I right? The gallery is located n...

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

During the last few weeks of the summer I was on a date night with my boyfriend. As we were walking down High Street near Nightlight Cinema, I noticed a quirky ice cream sign on the side of a brick building. The location of this place is somewhat odd, but you definitely don’t want to miss it. We ...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

May 31, 2016


Filed under News

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31. The decision is effective immediately. “The Board is charged with ensuring the effective governance, le...

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds

May 4, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable housing. The grant comes from the federal Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, which is itself a col...

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On Thursday, May 5, the I PROMISE mentors and mentees will buckle up at a private event and speed off at...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the Unive...

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By George Dunlap, Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis Centers have put on this event to raise funds and bring awareness to the topic of sexual assault. This...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016


Filed under Campus News

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and respond to the preferences of Ohio voters in a new project called Informed C...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016


Filed under Campus News

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON progr...

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While the hub of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is located in downtown...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior sports studies major recently said that he has recovered enough to go about his day-to-day life. ...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey to its constituents because its leadership was hesitant to act without a clear...

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

By Preston Davis, writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held March 12 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. In prior years, the festival was held at Musica, but the growing...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey, which was anonymous and included both multiple choice and open-ended questions, garnered respo...

Akron feels ‘the Bern’

Akron feels ‘the Bern’

By Abigail Wakefield, Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally titled “A Future to Believe In” in Akron yesterday, March 15, at the Akron Civic Theater. The rally began at around 1 p.m., but many attendees had been in line to hear him speak since 10 a.m. The line started at the doors of the Akro...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic years only if UA's revenues improve by at least 1.5 percent, but does not include a raise for last yea...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have caught and shut down UA’s attempts to circumvent Ohio’s prohibition on raising tuition at publ...

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under News

A Medal of Honor recipient came to The University of Akron on Friday, Feb. 19 to speak about his time spent on duty overseas. Army Sgt. Kyle White received a Medal of Honor, the U.S.’s highest military honor, on May 13, 2014, for his courageous actions in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan when his ...

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

By Sofia, Arts & Life Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Music, Showcase

“It’s a lot of hard work and some great music. That's what people want,” said musician Mike Edel. Edel is an indie folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia who is making his debut in Akron as a part of his 2016 U.S. Winter Tour of the Mid-West. He will be performing his most recent album,...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus leadership. The survey, which was sent to student emails Monday, Feb. 15, comes as USG conside...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous Materials students for the purchasing of protective clothing.  After an eventful week in which...

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent, University data show. These numbers, updated every week, provide only a snapshot of how the annual...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                                                       The initiative is dubbed “The Experiential Learnin...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has so far included five three-quarter-page black-and-white ads printed in the Akron Beacon Journal. “STOP”...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and the college cycle will continue. And we’ll be here. We promise to do ou...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Remembering Zakareia Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style Pizza on Glenwood Avenue. Surveillance cameras show Husein handing money to the masked robber, but the robber...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under News

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bottom of the ad in smaller letters read: “Paid for by the Friends of The U...

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport's Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase

Senior linebacker Jatavis Brown was named Mid-American Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Brown has started all 12 games this year and led the Zips with 108 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks. Brown has also been responsible for three forced fumbles, two b...

Campuses confront race issues

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student Union entrance doors near Starbucks. The rally story appeared on the top of the front page of The...

Many questions, few answers

Many questions, few answers

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

“No topic is off-limits,” UA President Scott Scarborough told the crowd at yesterday’s Akron Press Club event in Quaker Square’s banquet hall, where nearly 175 educators, students, staff, alumni, administrators and community members came to hear him speak. But assuring that no topics are off-limits d...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel

November 18, 2015


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the audience and ready to be transparent. Scarborough started the event off with first asking the audience...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty, staff, or students.” He asked audience members to raise their hand and propose topics, ...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns over similar — but not as severe — conditions at The University of Akron. “Fuck racism,...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 11, 2015


Filed under Editorials

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business? That’s questionable. Regardless, UA administrators have been far too fond of likening the Univ...

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

By Natalie Orr, News Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone to achieving greatness. Pianalto came to the university last Friday, Oct. 30, to speak to students at t...

Sexual assault survey responses released

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under News

Students received troubling, but important, news in a special edition of Zipmail yesterday. The letter was from President Scott Scarborough, and it highlighted some of the findings from the UA Sexual Assault and Violence Education Team (SAVE) survey from earlier this year. Unlike other universiti...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed

November 4, 2015


Filed under News

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana failed to pass. According to the un...

Naming the Honors College

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute."  After rebranding UA as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” and adding the “Lebron J...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men, along with a quotation of his about courage. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize tha...

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Campus News

The campus-wide competition known as Humans vs. Zombies came to an abrupt end last Monday night when UAPD decided to cancel it. The police department cited an influx of complaints as the reason for its decision. According to an email sent to all Humans vs. Zombies participants, a police captain...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen approach,” according to the University Digest. All eight Game-Ch...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Campus News

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate vice president of student affairs, who was also one of the panelists at USG’s Sept. 10 Town Ha...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 10, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the passive statement, “Mistakes were made”; not who made them, not why they made them, and not wha...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly presenting ideas, voicing opinions, asking questions; panelists giving candid, thoughtful responses—all ...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set and put in different positions,” UA Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer said, referencing the retur...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under News

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey sent out to assess opinions about the current leadership at UA. The survey results come after months of ...

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Akron Peace Project’s 6th annual Akron Peace Week will be celebrated this year from September 25 to  October 4. The newest addition to the Akron Peace Week, the Akron Yoga Summit, will commence this weekend from September 25-27.   The Akron Yoga Summit aims to bring the Akron community t...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing distilled alloocimene, a hydrocarbon, exploded in the graduate student’s...

What’s happening with Dining Services?

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

August 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8, starting at 3:30 p.m. Students can join the protest at one of two meeting points on campus: in front...

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant director of Student Life, organized the event to engage students, staff, and faculty in service...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The University of Akron Police Department launched a new public safety system that rewards those who report crimes. “See it. Report it. Get rewarded!” gives those who see illegal activity a chance to earn rewards for anonymously reporting information. All tips go directly to UA Police Department...

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

By Ian Vanek, News Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The eighth annual Black Male Summit will be returning Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 to The University of Akron’s campus.  The Black Male Summit was started in 2008 and brings together national leaders, educators, policy makers, civic organizations, and myriad other disciplines to addre...

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Forget relaxation, volunteer

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and advisors—traveled in three groups to Winder, Georgia; Marion, South Carolina; and Manteo, North Carol...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 18, 2015


Filed under Campus News

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti, created the project for his Honors Thesis with the help of Kevin Smith from the Institute of Leadership...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough, a new name for The University of Akron would “reflect its unique strengths in polytechnical...

Students win design awards

Students win design awards

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held its 70th annual American Advertising Awards at the Akron Civic Theater on Friday, Feb. 20. The ADDY Awards is a three-tiered national competition and is considered to be the world’s largest advertising competition. “The mission of...

ZipCon

ZipCon

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Akron Anime Association hosted a one day anime convention from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Union. This is the second year the event has been held at UA and had around 1,000 students attend throughout the day, which is more than double the previous year.   Many attendees dressed up as character...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals of the Knight Foundation is to facilitate connections and opportunities within the community of Akron...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used for this season and next to give free tickets to young adults ages 25 to 40. ZipTix, the program...

PBS host speaks on innovation

PBS host speaks on innovation

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Named by Prospect magazine as one of the “top ten brains of the digital future,” author Steven Johnson spoke for an Akron Roundtable luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. in Quaker Station. Johnson is the host of the six-part PBS series “How We Got to Now,” which explores the history of...

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under News

  The Nursing Center for Community Health at UA has received a $50,000 grant over 18 months from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. The grant will facilitate medical-legal partnerships for the patients that visit the clinic. Some of the patients The Nursing Center for Community Health...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under Showcase

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Rising band Grizfolk performs at Akron

Rising band Grizfolk performs at Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The up-and-coming band named Grizfolk sat down for an interview with The Buchtelite on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Grizfolk opened up for the award-winning band, Bastille when they performed at E.J. Thomas Hall. Lead singer Adam Roth, keyboardist Sebastian Fritze, guitarist Fredrik Eriksson, drummer Bill Deli...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under News

[<a href="//storify.com/Buchtelite/ebola-on-social-media" target="_blank">View the story "Ebola outbreak reaches close to home" on Storify</a>]...

Akron hosts speech and pathology convention

Akron hosts speech and pathology convention

By Grant Morgan, Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under News

Quaker Square was bustling in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 11. After more than a year of planning, The University of Akron hosted the Ohio National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention for students studying speech-language pathology and audiology. During the session,...

ZPN brings henna to Akron

October 1, 2014


Filed under Video

Zips Planning Network hosts Henna Night at The University of Akron.

UA honored for diversity

UA honored for diversity

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

For the third year in a row, The University of Akron has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. The award results from UA’s inclusiveness of all races, backgrounds, genders and statuses. Only 83 out of over 4,000 U.S. institutes of...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014


Filed under Video

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

New UA president to be inducted Friday

By William Singer, News Editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under News

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first time the university has inducted a new president in 15 years. The investiture is open to the public and will incl...

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

By William Singer, News Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

  The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron brought a multicultural celebration to Akron’s Lock 3 Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Vendors from around the area sold ethnic cuisine, handmade goods and displayed their talents in live performances. The origins of the festival go...

Students help one of their own

Students help one of their own

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Campus News

    A student at The University of Akron is hosting a fundraiser to support his mother’s recovery after a serious accident. Lucas Budd, an exercise science major, along with the Exercise Science Club, are selling T-shirts to raise money for medical expenses. The T-shirts are selling...

How Not to Drop Out

How Not to Drop Out

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

September 2, 2014


Filed under News

The transition into college is tough for just about everyone, but there is help everywhere to ensure your academic career proceeds and you don’t drop out. As a freshman, you have probably heard you don’t have to attend all of your classes or that professors don’t take attendance. This is false....

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

August 25, 2014


Filed under Video

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

August 15, 2014


Filed under News

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned. James has signed a 2-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James’ second coming...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014


Filed under Campus News

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer

August 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company performed two classic Shakespeare plays. Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet were performed by...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014


Filed under Video

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014


Filed under News

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014


Filed under News

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

June 26, 2014


Filed under News

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors and 28 students has grown over the century to 100 professors and 2,800 students. The college...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 26, 2014


Filed under News

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014


Filed under News

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Proenza gives final advice

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2014


Filed under Video

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical and new plans for his return to UA. Proenza will be leaving his job of 15 years as the President...

UA plans next chapter with new president

UA plans next chapter with new president

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 16, 2014


Filed under News

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough made his first appearance as the university’s next president in a public forum on May 12. ...

Akron All-City Musical returns

Akron All-City Musical returns

May 2, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Beau Brown Talented high school students from around the Akron area once again amalgamate for the second Akron All-City Musical, which will be performed at the Akron Civic Theatre in June. Last year, thousands came to see these performing arts students from high schools such as Copley, St. Vincent-St. ...

Dance Destination: Akron

Dance Destination: Akron

By Emily Bing

April 9, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Emily Bing Thursday night at E.J. Thomas Hall, the student dancers of The University of Akron Dance Company took the stage as the annual spring concert began. The concert consisted of four different pieces. They each showcased several types of dance and the extensive artistic abilities of the choreogra...

UA JazzFest kicks off

March 21, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sydney Laubscher Whether you like the big band sound or smooth undertones, the premiere of the four-day JazzFest, held in the Guzzetta Recital Hall, was the place to be on Tuesday. Students, directors and professors alike expressed their love for jazz and live performance for the twelfth consecutive year...

Veterans seek support across Akron’s campus

Veterans seek support across Akron’s campus

February 21, 2013


Filed under News

Katelyn Freil When Victoria Barrientos came to The University of Akron from Fort Bragg, N.C., she had no previous experience with college life. “I only knew one person in the whole state, much less the college,” she said. “I had to figure out how to get my benefits going so I could continue t...

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